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Intro to VLSI design
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Date Created: 03/21/16
9/15/2014 Art of Layout Transistor structure n-type transistor: 9/15/2014 Cross-Section of CMOS Technology CMOS Inverter Layout GND In VD D A A’ Out (a) Layout A A’ n p-substrate Field n+ p+ Oxide (b) Cross-Section along A-A’ 2 9/15/2014 CMOS Process Layers Layer Color Representation Well (p,n) Yellow Active Area (n+,p+) Green Select (p+,n+) Green Polysilicon Red Metal1 Blue Metal2 Magenta Contact To Poly Black Contact To Diffusion Black Via Black Intra-Layer Design Rules Different Potential Same Potential 9 2 0 Well or Polysilicon 6 10 2 3 Active Metal1 3 Cor Via 2 3 Hole 3 2 2 4 Select Metal2 3 3 9/15/2014 Transistor Layout r t s 1 a T 3 2 5 CMOS Inverter Layout GND In V D D A A’ Out (a) Layout A A’ n p-substrate Field n p+ Oxide (b) Cross-Section along A-A’ 4 9/15/2014 MOSIS Design Rules MOSIS Design Rules 9/15/2014 Silicon Wafer • Actual Size • 142 Identical Intel 386 Microprocessors • Dark spots are test chips. Photolithography Mask patterns are put on wafer using photo- sensitive material: 6 9/15/2014 Process steps First place tubs to provide properly-doped substrate for n-type, p-type transistors: p-tub p-tub substrate Process steps, cont’d. Pattern polysilicon before diffusion regions: poly gate oxide poly p-tub p-tub 7 9/15/2014 Process steps, cont’d Add diffusions, performing self-masking: poly poly n+ p-tub n+ p+ p-tub p+ Process steps, cont’d Start adding metal layers: metal 1 metal 1 poly vias poly n+ n+ p+ p+ p-tub p-tub 8 9/15/2014 Intel 386 Microprocessor • 1985 • 229,000 Transistors Intel 486 Microprocessor • 1989 • 1.2 million transistors 9 9/15/2014 Compaq Alpha Microprocessor • 2 million transistors Intel Pentium (II) Microprocessor • 1998 • 3 million transistors • 0.35 micron CMOS (P54 was in 0.6u technology) 10 9/15/2014 Intel Itanium 2 - 2006 21 Intel Polaris Tera-Scale Processor, 2007. 65 nm. 80 Cores, 100 million transistors, 3.16 GHz, 1.01 TFLOPS, 62 W, 110 C temp. 11 9/15/2014 Intel Tukwila – 2009- (Itanium 9300 series) 2010Q1: Development since 2007, Quad Core 65 nm, 2+ Billion Transistors Poulson processor (in development, 2012): Probably 8+ cores. 32 nm – 3+ Billion transistors 23 EPROM (Erasable and Programmable Read- Only Memory) • One million transistors • 1986 12 9/15/2014 Retina-Like Sensor for Robotic Vision • IMEC and U.Penn • 1989 • Neural Net Designs by Students at UC 13 9/15/2014 Nvidia Tegra-600 SoC for Handheld Devices (2008) Atmel Diopsis 740 SoC Dual-core (ARM processors), Audio processor, DSP, Memory Banks, Various interfaces. 9/15/2014 IBM Cell: Heterogeneous Multiprocessor SoC - 2004 Observed clock speed: > 4 GHz Peak performance (single precision): > 256 GFlops Peak performance (double precision): >26 GFlops Local storage size per SPU: 256KB Area: 221 mm² Technology 90nm SOI Total number of transistors: 234M IBM Cell 15 9/15/2014 Inverters NOR 9/15/2014 NAND XOR 9/15/2014 Complex Gate Complex Gate


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